Opinion (410)

"A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad" — Albert Camus

Friday, 05 September 2014 13:11

Public Health Matters: Rabies awareness

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Dogs and cats and bats, oh my!

Thursday, 04 September 2014 07:02

MLB and the single man

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As you might imagine, I get a lot of emails.

Friday, 29 August 2014 06:18

State of Our Community: Pierce gets it right

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Halifax County Board of Commissioners Chairman James Pierce was right in his assessment of the school situation during the chamber's State of Our Community luncheon Thursday.

Friday, 29 August 2014 06:15

State of Our Community: Hawkins gets it wrong

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Carolyn Hawkins squandered an opportunity to set the record straight, to defend with her all might, the Halifax County School system Thursday.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 11:49

Is the amount correct? HAL must be smiling

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I have this little schtick I sometimes go through when the card swipe machine asks if the amount I'm paying is correct.

Thursday, 14 August 2014 17:19

Don't endorse the write-ins

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Typically, we don't endorse local candidates running for office.

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 12:26

Coalition gets referendum issue right

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The Coalition for Education and Economic Security made sterling points in its presentation to Halifax County commissioners on a proposed $58 million bond referendum to fund school improvements.

Friday, 01 August 2014 15:35

A primer on columns

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I'm going to make a concerted effort to have a column or editorial once a week.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 16:42

Is it because you're bald?

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Even after Andre Agassi came out of the closet as bald and even after Jonas Salk developed the vaccine for polio, we, as hairless people, are still discriminated against.

Monday, 30 June 2014 14:52

Drawing a red card on Coulter's column

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I think about the only point Ann Coulter made in her pointless column about soccer is that she should be red-carded for ignorance.

Thursday, 26 June 2014 13:37

Christian response to Meinsen allegations

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My family and I have only lived in Roanoke Rapids for about two years now.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 15:04

First for Freedom: Honoring our legacy

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We have a legacy in Halifax County that spans beyond the serious and petty crime — that spans beyond the polarizing issues of school merger and the theater.

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